Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection for Data Collection for Container Availability, 11390-11391 [2014-04169]

Download as PDF 11390 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 40 Friday, February 28, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES February 24, 2014. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by March 31, 2014. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Title: Vegetable and Specialty Crops. OMB Control Number: 0581–0178. Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 601–674; Act) was designed to permit regulation of certain agricultural commodities for the purpose of providing orderly marketing conditions in interstate commerce and improving returns to growers. The Orders and Agreements become effective only after public hearings are held in accordance with formal rulemaking procedures specified by the Act. The vegetable, and specialty crops marketing order programs provide an opportunity for producers in specified production areas to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. Need and Use of the Information: Various forms are used to collect information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the Act and the Order/Agreement. Orders and Agreements can authorize the issuance of grade, size, quality, maturity, inspection requirements, pack and container requirements, and pooling and volume regulations. Information collected is used to formulate market policy, track current inventory and statistical data for market development programs, ensure compliance, and verify eligibility, monitor and record grower’s information. If this information were not collected, it would eliminate data needed to keep the industry and the Secretary abreast of changes at the State and local level. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms; Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 20,446. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion, Quarterly, Biennially, Weekly, Semi-annually, Monthly, Annually and Recordkeeping. Total Burden Hours: 24,279. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Organic Handler Market Promotion Assessment Exemption. OMB Control Number: 0581–0216. Summary of Collection: Industries enter into a marketing order program under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act (AMAA) of 1937, as amended by U.S.C. 601–674. Marketing Order programs provide an opportunity for producers of fresh fruit, vegetables, and specialty crops, in specified production areas, to work together to solve marketing problems that cannot be solved individually. In 2002, section 501 of the FAIR Act was amended (7 U.S.C. 7401) to exempt any person that produces and markets solely 100 percent organic products, and that does not produce any conventional or nonorganic products, from paying assessments under a commodity promotion law with respect to any agricultural commodity that is produced on a certified organic farm as defined in section 2103 of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected on form FV–649, is necessary to assist the applicants in making their certifications and the committees or boards to determine an applicant’s eligibility, to properly administer the assessment exemption and to verify compliance. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 55. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 28. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–04378 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–TM–14–0019] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection for Data Collection for Container Availability AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2014 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension without change of a currently approved information collection titled Data Collection for Container Availability. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by April 29, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information Or Comments: Contact April Taylor, Transportation Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW.—Room 4534 South, Stop 0266, Washington, DC 20250, telephone 202– 295–7374, fax 202–690-2451. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Data Collection for Container Availability. OMB Number: 0581–0276. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2014. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements aiding in the maintenance of farm income and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. As part of the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Transportation Services Division (TSD) provides insightful agricultural transportation information and analysis to help move agricultural products to market. TSD informs, represents, and assists agricultural shippers and government policymakers through: Market reports, representation, analysis, assistance, and responses to inquiries. TSD collects data for its analysis from public resources as well as unique data sources to help the agricultural exporters make the most out of the transportation options available. The Data Collection for Container Availability provides U.S. agricultural exporters with weekly data detailing the availability of containers at 18 select locations around the country. AMS collects these data on a voluntary basis from ocean container carriers and then tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 11391 provides these up-to-date data in an aggregate report on its Web site. The goal of the report is to provide more transparency in the market for the location and availability of marine shipping containers for U.S. exporters. Exporters use this tool to make more knowledgeable decisions about which locations provide the best chance for finding available containers to move their products overseas. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.61 hours per response. Respondents: Ocean Container/Liner Carriers and the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,092. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,759.26. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to April Taylor, Transportation Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW.—Rm 4534 South, Stop 0266, Washington, DC 20250, telephone 202–295–7374, fax 202–690–2451. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Dated: February 18 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. Purpose and Need for Action The purpose of this proposal is to reauthorize livestock grazing consistent with Forest Plan standards and guidelines. Based on surveys, conditions on some streams in the [FR Doc. 2014–04169 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–M PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Forest Service Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain Ranger District; Oregon; Bear Creek Allotment Management Plans EIS Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Ochoco National Forest is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of changing grazing management in four grazing allotments on the Ochoco National Forest. These four allotments are Bear Creek, Elkhorn, Snowshoe, and Trout Creek. The proposed action would reauthorize term grazing permits, make rangeland improvements, manage livestock use and distribution to facilitate the improvement of riparian conditions, including streambank stability, riparian vegetation, and water temperature, and would conduct riparian restoration activities on some streams in the project area. These actions are needed to achieve and maintain consistency with the Ochoco National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, as amended. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by March 31, 2014. The draft environmental impact statement is expected to be completed and available for public comment in January, 2015. The final environmental impact statement is expected to be completed in May, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Slater Turner, District Ranger, Lookout Mountain District, Ochoco National Forest, 3160 NE Third Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754. Alternately, electronic comments may be sent to commentspacificnorthwest-ochoco@fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be submitted as part of the actual email message, or as an attachment in plain text (.txt), Microsoft Word (.doc), rich text format (.rtf), or portable document format (.pdf). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tory Kurtz, Project Leader, at 3160 NE Third Street, Prineville, Oregon 97754, or at (541) 416–6407, or by email at tlkurtz@ fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-TM-14-0019]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection for Data Collection for Container Availability

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

[[Page 11391]]


ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing 
Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of 
Management and Budget, for an extension without change of a currently 
approved information collection titled Data Collection for Container 
Availability.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 29, 2014 to be 
assured of consideration.
    Additional Information Or Comments: Contact April Taylor, 
Transportation Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW.--Room 4534 South, Stop 0266, Washington, DC 
20250, telephone 202-295-7374, fax 202-690-2451.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Data Collection for Container Availability.
    OMB Number: 0581-0276.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-
1627) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of 
marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a 
market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer 
requirements aiding in the maintenance of farm income and to bring 
about a balance between production and utilization.
    As part of the Agricultural Marketing Service, the Transportation 
Services Division (TSD) provides insightful agricultural transportation 
information and analysis to help move agricultural products to market. 
TSD informs, represents, and assists agricultural shippers and 
government policymakers through: Market reports, representation, 
analysis, assistance, and responses to inquiries. TSD collects data for 
its analysis from public resources as well as unique data sources to 
help the agricultural exporters make the most out of the transportation 
options available.
    The Data Collection for Container Availability provides U.S. 
agricultural exporters with weekly data detailing the availability of 
containers at 18 select locations around the country. AMS collects 
these data on a voluntary basis from ocean container carriers and then 
provides these up-to-date data in an aggregate report on its Web site. 
The goal of the report is to provide more transparency in the market 
for the location and availability of marine shipping containers for 
U.S. exporters. Exporters use this tool to make more knowledgeable 
decisions about which locations provide the best chance for finding 
available containers to move their products overseas.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.61 hours per response.
    Respondents: Ocean Container/Liner Carriers and the Transpacific 
Stabilization Agreement.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,092.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,759.26.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology. Comments may be sent to April Taylor, 
Transportation Services Division, Transportation and Marketing Program, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW.--Rm 4534 South, Stop 0266, Washington, DC 20250, 
telephone 202-295-7374, fax 202-690-2451. All comments received will be 
available for public inspection during regular business hours at the 
same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: February 18 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
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